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warspawned
17-05-2011, 15:51
Hi all :)

Just thought if any Quest fans came by this they could back the Campaign to get Quest re-made or else made available in some form.

Thanks,

http://petitiononline.com/warquest/petition.html

http://warhammerquestcampaign.blogspot.com

Frogczar
17-05-2011, 21:36
Signed. Even though I own every single officially released WHQ product ever made, I would love to see this game get the same treatment that Space Hulk did.

GW, please bring Warhammer Quest back!

EldritchGamer
18-05-2011, 16:29
I also almost everything they made for Quest, and only lack of availability has stopped me from buying the rest!
I even have multiple copies of the original game, and it has been played so many times that we are on our third set of rule books.

GW are missing an opportunity to sell even more of the models they already produce, and to make money on endless expansion decks of treasure cards, event cards, and board sections and so on.

The fact that so many people still play this game despite the lack of availability means that you have a local - nay, fanatical - fan base already out there.

Go on Games Workshop, you'd make a fortune on this!

Daemonslave
20-05-2011, 23:07
I also almost everything they made for Quest, and only lack of availability has stopped me from buying the rest!
I even have multiple copies of the original game, and it has been played so many times that we are on our third set of rule books.

GW are missing an opportunity to sell even more of the models they already produce, and to make money on endless expansion decks of treasure cards, event cards, and board sections and so on.

The fact that so many people still play this game despite the lack of availability means that you have a local - nay, fanatical - fan base already out there.

Go on Games Workshop, you'd make a fortune on this!

I agree. Add rules for all the new monsters that have been produced since it was first made, make the monster tables bigger (utilising all the stuff already out for fantasy) and they would rake in the money. Easy money in fact.

BigRob
21-05-2011, 07:02
Well the two widely given reasons for dropping Quest were

1: GW "lost" all the WHQ master documentation for producing the cards, books, tiles etc when they moved HQ. A suspect statement given that you'd have to be pretty thick not to have backups of products you sell worldwide but then this is GW :rolleyes:

2: The cost of producing Quest was too high per unit for GW. At the time all cardboard printing was done by another company and anyone who has opened a brand new copy of Quest knows it is packed to the limit with cardboard tokens, plans and other bits and pieces.

So given that GW have managed to produce Space Hulk shows card floorplans can be done and done well. The need to buy loads of miniatures should help boost sales and switching everything to dice mechanics (like the change between card based magic and dice based magic in WFB) you could easily reduce the number of bits of fluff needed in the box.

They must be doing something IMO otherwise they would have put the rulebooks up on the SG section of the website like they did with Gorkamorka and the others. WHQ was a SG product for a short while and had its share of support (3 magazines and a suppliment) so it has a reason to be there. The floorplans were (possibly still are?) available to download with the dungeonbowl rules and 5 minutes with a printer and decent card gives you the set, everything else can be run from event tables/monster tables given in the book or printed off on paper with no need for cards.

We shall see............

Haravikk
25-05-2011, 11:04
Signed. Warhammer Quest is something I really lament never being able to get my hands on, as I was too young when it was around so had to focus my pocket-money on only a single Warhammer game :(

Ideally GW needs to have a think about the whole specialist range, as it'd be well within their capabilities to create "lite" re-releases with miniaturised rulebooks, and focus on the essentials. For example, in Warhammer Quest you don't need the cardboard scenery, as you could just as easily photocopy some tiles from the rulebook and cut them out to get started, so the proper cardboard tiles could be sold separately at whatever price is appropriate, so if you plan to make your own scenic tiles you don't need to buy them, and it needn't overly affect the price of the starter set.

This could be applied to most specialist games, and with "mini" starter sets it would be possible for stores to keep some available, either just to show off or for people to buy, as the wealth of existing miniatures available means that there is still potential to make money on these games, bolstered with either short, regular articles in White Dwarf, or bigger articles on a semi-regular basis, or even just a purely online set of articles on the GW web-site to help push interest and make people aware of the possibilities. Semi-regular tournaments organised by local stores could help as well, but best left up to them to decide if there are enough players to justify each one.

I mean it's saddening the number of people that haven't even looked in the specialist section on the website, meanwhile I regularly snap up Mordheim models for use with Warhammer Fantasy, and would gladly get Warhammer Quest as I love RPG style games and it was one of the best, but 100+ for a starter set on eBay isn't the most affordable!

EldritchGamer
27-05-2011, 08:40
I like the idea of a 'lite' release - A boxed set containing just a fat rule book (just the rule book, the adventure book and the roleplay book in one binding), and maybe with some Warrior Sheets and basic monsters, and some tiles to photocopy.

Then they could sell high-quality versions of the board sections, decks of cards to replace the tables, and of course a dozen or more new Warrior packs.

Every time they release a new army book for Warhammer, they could release a new Deck of Monster cards that can be used instead of the tables - but you wouldn't need the cards, just the books and the miniatures. Or even new themed treasure cards and dungeon cards and the like as well.

EldritchGamer
27-05-2011, 11:36
They could even sell plastic board sections & scenic items like stairs & treasure chests for insane GW-scenery prices. They'd make a fortune!

Haravikk
28-05-2011, 17:59
They could even sell plastic board sections & scenic items like stairs & treasure chests for insane GW-scenery prices. They'd make a fortune!
Hmm, tiles might be a bit impractical, but what they could make would be a do-it-yourself tile kit. Basically it'd be an empty tray, into which you can place grid tiles with various textures (double-sided), along with various clutter items.

This way all that would need to be released were themed DIY packs, rather than specific pieces for everything? Just an idea.